Friday, October 23, 2015

#1499: Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley is a wingnut radio host who has carved out a niche for herself as a sort of poor man’s Ann Coulter. She has also served as a guest host on The O’Reilly Factor, where her job was apparently to make Bill O’Reilly look reasonable, and is a member of Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy.

Among her more notable claims are her claim that ( the French are “arrogant”, based on a survey that says most French people look at themselves in the mirror at least once a day – yes, there is a point about assessing the value of self-awareness to be made here. Mostly, however, she yells about Obama being a “socialist” frequently based on things she imagines, has misunderstood, or is just plain lying about. It’s not only Obama, though. The entertainment industry, for instance, are attempting to “indoctrinate kids” with “anti-capitalist messages” through “The Lego Movie,” “The Muppets” and “RoboCop”, not to mention “It’s A Wonderful Life” – Crowley even cheered on “It’s a Wonderful Life” villain Mr. Potter.

Not surprisingly, Crowley is a global warming denialist, having declared man-made global warming to be a hoax and the science behind it to be ridiculous (no, she wouldn’t have the remotest idea). And that kids learn about global warming in public schools means, to Crowley (and Stuart Varney), that “we are paying for the indoctrination of these kids.”

Diagnosis: Standard wingnut denialist with little aptitude for truth, accuracy or accountability. Nothing particularly original or exciting, but Crowley is still a loon and we have some kind of self-imposed duty to mention her.

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